Floral Park Mayor, Dominick A. Longobardi, set the groundwork for his Sept. 16 meeting with New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo. Monday he commenced an Article 78 Proceeding in the Supreme Court of the State New York, Nassau County seeking judicial review of the approval by Empire State Development Corporation of the Belmont Park Re-Development Project.
The village has no viable reason a for a judge to stop the New York Arena Partners from continuing work on an arena at Belmont for the New York Islanders hockey team.
Both the ESD and the Franchise Oversight Board spent a lot of time listening to Floral Park residents. With each of the boards unanimous decisions to approve the project came explanations of how every procedure and requirement was met or exceeded.
Presumably, when the village gets, as its names suggests — some flowers and a park, it will withdraw the filing.
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